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Former Republican Acting Governor (MA):
Jane Swift on the Issues

Jane Swift on Abortion

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Budget & Economy

  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)

Jane Swift on Civil Rights

  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Jane Swift on Corporations

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Crime

  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)

Jane Swift on Drugs

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Education

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Energy & Oil

  • Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading. (Aug 2001)

Jane Swift on Environment

  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)

Jane Swift on Families & Children

  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Jane Swift on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Free Trade

  • Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada. (Aug 2001)

Jane Swift on Government Reform

  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Jane Swift on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Health Care

  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)

Jane Swift on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Immigration

  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)

Jane Swift on Jobs

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on Principles & Values

  • Bows out of governor's race, citing family concerns. (Mar 2002)
  • First sitting governor to give birth. (May 2001)
  • Member of New England Governors Conference. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)

Jane Swift on Social Security

  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

Jane Swift on Tax Reform

No stance on record.

Jane Swift on War & Peace

  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)

Jane Swift on Welfare & Poverty

  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)